The Un-death of Me: Life of an Asian American Woman

The Un-death of Me: Life of an Asian American Woman

by Alicia Su Lozeron

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Overview

THE UN-DEATH OF ME is a life account and journey of an immigrant American woman. Avery Mingli Liang, a beauty queen and pageant winner, emigrated from Taipei to New York City circa 1990 attending Columbia University as an English Literature major. She had complete control and command of the English language, but her accent and looks exposed her to extreme discrimination, stereotyping, and insensitivity. Her understanding of history and literature rivaled great minds, yet she couldn't get past the fact she was alone, in a big city, unable to feel any level of self-worth, accomplishment, fulfillment, or true human connection.

Upon becoming a member of a well-to-do established New York City family (by marriage), she struggled to create her own identity, and to escape the trappings of what a traditional woman and wife should be. Avery Mingli Liang embodied a story of an immigrant woman, whose life journey took her through not only various parts of the world, but also high society engagements, political intrigue, and betrayal. She bolted from an unhappy marriage and existence on the road to discovery, self-awareness, and enlightenment, only to witness further scandalous incidents of both the high and the low societies.

Abbey Lori brought a fresh breath of air to Avery Mingli Liang's life. Now Avery's quest for happiness had an anchor. However, could they build on what they learned and sustain their happiness together? Or was their life together yet another futile pursuit of illusions and dreams? These were the questions Avery Mingli Liang sought to answer in order for her life to be fulfilled and come true. Her story is one of a kind because she as the protagonist reveals a unique background and experience rarely found in the literary world.

While Ayaan Hirsi Ali (the Somali-born Dutch-American activist, author, and former Dutch politician) attracts wide attention and perhaps induces negative criticism to Islamic cultural limitations in her autobiography Infidel: My Life --
Alicia Su Lozeron's account of an Asian American immigrant woman in The Un-death of Me brings about celebrations on cultural differences as well as similarities. It embraces mankind and human endeavors, proposing balanced mindsets very much needed in today's polarized societies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998194103
Publisher: Asia-America Connection Society
Publication date: 10/10/2016
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Alicia Su Lozeron is the author of numerous news/magazine articles and short stories. Born in Taiwan, she moved to New York City in the 1990s and subsequently became a US citizen. She holds two Master's degrees in English and Comparative Literature, respectively from National Tsinghua University and Columbia University in the City of New York. Her debut novel, The Un-death of Me, depicts an immigrant woman's life in a fresh light. It is a fictional world full of contemporary and global resonance; it is about many subjects: alienation, individuality, self-doubt, self-discovery, complexities of love and marriage, quests of fulfillment and happiness, (in)justice, cultural diversity, discrimination, and mankind as a whole. Its subtle yet intense emotions detailed in the many characters and locales, render a visionary sense of humanity, gratifying and unforgettable in their own rights.

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The Un-death of Me: Life of an Asian American Woman 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
vjkt More than 1 year ago
The Un-death of Me conveys a brilliant meandering literary narration of an Asian American woman immigrant grappling with subtle emotions when associating with the world: her home country, adopted country, locales she travels to, and people she encounters, far and near, distant or close. In her quest for love and meaning, her story is deftly infused with effervescent intricacies, striking social insights, and profound empathy and compassion. Alicia Su Lozeron has created a masterful and resounding narrative that shapes our confounding yet precious world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Un-death of Me delivers exquisite accounts of cultural conflicts and inspirational perspectives on human interactions. This book is an excellent source of stimulation for men, women, husbands, wives, daughters, and sons--for anyone concerned with humanity and global interests. As a lover of diverse cultures and travels, I find Alicia Su Lozeron’s narrative entertaining and at the same time, thought-provoking. I love the mentalities of “seeing the big picture” and “multiple frames of reference,” and advocate more readers and reviews for this significant, heartening debut.
fwilliamson1976 More than 1 year ago
Alicia Su Lozeron's debut book is compelling and heart-warming in the way the narrative ambles to unfold the protagonist's life that inspires courage and perseverance. I admire her "can do" spirit and applaud her well-rounded outlook on life. I can't imagine myself traveling afar and having to endure the kind of challenges she faces. Her story provides a window to our diverse society, and forges spacious unlimited dimensions for all to observe our beautiful and abundant world.